Gabriel Arantes Volante is a jiu-jitsu black belt under the legendary Celso Venicius (Celsinho) who represents the XCoach squad in the sport’s global circuit and is particularly active in the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) league (with the gi) where he defeated important names of the sport such as Lucas Alves, Fernando Reis, Harryson Pereira, to name a few.
Gabriel Volante Jiu-Jitsu
Full Name: Gabriel Arantes Volante
- 1st Place IBJJF Curitiba Spring Open (2019*)
- 1st Place IBJJF Sao Paulo Open (2019)
- 2nd Place IBJJF South American Championship (2019)
- 2nd Place IBJJF Floripa Fall Open (2023**)
- 3rd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2023)
Main Achievements (Colored Belts):
- 1st Place CBJJE Sul Brasileiro (2015** purple)
- 3rd Place IBJJF South American Championship (2018 / 2017 brown)
** Weight and Absolute
Favorite Position/Technique: Well-Rounded
Weight Division: Peso Pesado (94kg/207lbs)
Gabriel Volante Biography
Gabriel Volante was born on August 11, 1992, in Florianópolis, the capital city of southern Brazil’s Santa Catarina state.
Sports were a big part of Gabriel’s life while growing up, with football (soccer) being particularly prevalent and an activity he pondered on turning pro. With so much of his efforts allocated towards football, combat sports ran as an afterthought even though capoeira and karate – a sport his father practiced extensively – were a part of his upbringing.
Although curious about jiu-jitsu due to his younger brother’s involvement in this martial art, Gabriel prioritized football and feared grappling could sideline him with an injury. For this reason, it took him a few years before he finally decided to try a BJJ class back in 2009, at the age of 17.
Everson Ávila (Maromba) was Gabriel’s first instructor, a person highly involved with Volante’s early start in the sport.
As a purple belt, Gabriel Volante was training under a full-time regime but lacked the infrastructure required to compete at the highest level in his hometown. For that reason, as a brown belt, Gabriel decided to move to São Paulo – the country’s most challenging jiu-jitsu hub where he joined Celso Venicius (Celsinho) club, XCoach.
Gabriel was promoted to the black belt rank by Celsinho Venicius on June 29, 2019.
The cover photo was taken by Manu Maciel.
Gabriel Volante Grappling Record
- BY DQ
9 SUBMISSIONS WINS
- BY DQ
3 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES
Gabriel Volante Fight History
|21344||Fernando ReisFernando Reis||L||Referee Decision||Floripa WO||94KG||SF||2019|
|21351||Fernando ReisFernando Reis||L||Ezekiel||Floripa WO||ABS||4F||2019|
|22594||Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius Souza||L||Referee Decision||South American||94KG||F||2019|
|23044||Keenan CorneliusKeenan Cornelius||L||Choke from back||European Open||ABS||R2||2020|
|23138||Adam WardzinskiAdam Wardzinski||L||Choke from back||European Open||94KG||4F||2020|
|26438||Erich MunisErich Munis||L||Pts: 2x0||SA Cont. Pro||94KG||R1||2021|
|32190||Rider ZuchiRider Zuchi||L||Pts: 4x2||Brasileiro||94KG||SF||2022|
|33234||Gabriel HenriqueGabriel Henrique||L||Pts: 3x0||Floripa WO||94KG||F||2022|
|33594||Wallison Pardim||L||Pts: 3x0||Betim Open||94KG||4F||2022|
|33611||Cleyton Flores||L||Referee Decision||Betim Open||ABS||4F||2022|
|35170||Gabriel Neto||L||Pts: 2x0||SP Open||ABS||4F||2022|
|38057||Patrick GaudioPatrick Gaudio||L||Pts: 5x0||Curitiba SMO||94KG||F||2023|
|38966||Vinicius LiberatiVinicius Liberati||L||Referee Decision||BJJS Confere||ABS||F||2023|
|39519||Rider ZuchiRider Zuchi||L||Pts: 4x2||Brasileiro||94KG||4F||2023|
|40140||Marcos MartinsMarcos Martins||L||Pts: 2x0||Floripa FO||94KG||F||2023|
|21736||Caio PaganiniCaio Paganini||W||Choke from back||Sao Paulo Open||94KG||SF||2019|
|21737||Harryson PereiraHarryson Pereira||W||Adv||Sao Paulo Open||94KG||F||2019|
|22119||Renan Marcel||W||Armbar||Curitiba SPO||ABS||SF||2019|
|22121||Fernando ReisFernando Reis||W||Choke from back||Curitiba SPO||ABS||F||2019|
|22593||Fernando ReisFernando Reis||W||Kneebar||South American||94KG||SF||2019|
|23132||Rafael VasconcelosRafael Vasconcelos||W||Pts: 6x0||European Open||94KG||R1||2020|
|32188||Felipe Pimentel||W||Choke from back||Brasileiro||94KG||4F||2022|
|33232||Wesley Maxwell||W||Pts: 13x2||Floripa WO||94KG||SF||2022|
|35152||Otavio Marinho||W||Pts: 17x0||SP Open||94KG||R1||2022|
|35167||Edgar Loureiro||W||Choke from back||SP Open||ABS||R1||2022|
|38053||David Santos||W||Back triangle||Curitiba SMO||94KG||4F||2023|
|38055||Lucas AlvesLucas Alves||W||Back triangle||Curitiba SMO||94KG||SF||2023|
|38960||Wildemar Santos||W||Referee Decision||BJJS Confere||ABS||4F||2023|
|38964||Vinicius LessaVinicius Lessa||W||Referee Decision||BJJS Confere||ABS||SF||2023|
|40139||Vital Neto||W||Referee Decision||Floripa FO||94KG||SF||2023|